Portugal v France, 10 July 2016

Score1-0 to Portugal
RefereeMark Clattenburg
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Final
VenueStade de France, Paris
Attendance75,868
Kick-off: 9.00pm local (8.00pm BST). Portugal won their first major tournament as they defied the odds by beating hosts France who were the hot favourites to win a tournament on French soil for the third time. France had won all of their last ten games against Portugal since 1975 and were unbeaten in 18 World Cup and Euro finals games they had played in France since 1960. In the first European Championships Final to be goalless after 90 minutes, the all-important goal was worthy of any Final. It was a magnificent hit from distance by substitute Eder, a former Swansea City striker who was now playing his club football in France for Lille OSC. Playing in a record 21st Euro finals game, Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo lifted the trophy having earlier become the second earliest substited player in the history of European Championship Finals as the Real Madrid star limped off after only 25 minutes. He also lost the title of the youngest-ever player to appear in a European Championship Final to team-mate Renato Sanches (18 years and 327 days). They overcame the loss of their outstanding player with a performance of resiliance that had matched their resolute manner thoughout the tournament. Portual had won only game in 90 minutes at Euro 2016 and finished third in their group without winning a game. For France, it was very much a case of what might have been. They provided more of the attacking intent and came within inches of victory as Andre-Pierre Gignac struck a post in added time at the end of normal time. It was not to be though and Portugal became the tenth different nation to win the European Championships.

1  Portugal

Manager: Fernando Santos

0  France

Manager: Didier Deschamps

Goals:

Eder 109 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Rui Patrício
Defender Cédric Soares
Defender José Fonte
Defender/Centre back Pepe
Midfielder Adrien Silva
Midfielder João Mário
Midfielder Nani
Midfielder Renato Sanches
Midfielder William Carvalho
Midfielder/Forward Cristiano Ronaldo (captain)

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (captain)
Defender Bakary Sagna
Defender Samuel Umtiti
Defender/Left back Patrice Evra
Midfielder Blaise Matuidi
Midfielder Dimitri Payet
Midfielder Paul Pogba
Midfielder Moussa Sissoko
Midfielder/Forward Antoine Griezmann
Forward Olivier Giroud

Substitutions:

Ricardo Quaresma for Cristiano Ronaldo 25
João Moutinho for Adrien Silva 66
Eder for Renato Sanches 79

Substitutions:

Kingsley Coman for Dimitri Payet 58
Andre-Pierre Gignac for Olivier Giroud 78
Anthony Martial for Moussa Sissoko 110

Cards:

Cédric Soares 34 Y
João Mário 62 Y
Raphaël Guerreiro 95 Y
William Carvalho 98 Y
Rui Patrício 120 Y
José Fonte 120 Y

Cards:

Samuel Umtiti 80 Y
Blaise Matuidi 97 Y
Laurent Koscielny 107 Y
Paul Pogba 115 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Eduardo
Goalkeeper Anthony Lopes
Defender Bruno Alves
Defender Ricardo Carvalho
Defender/Midfielder Eliseu
Midfielder André Gomes
Midfielder Danilo
Midfielder João Moutinho
Midfielder Vieirinha
Midfielder/Forward Ricardo Quaresma
Forward Eder

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Benoit Costil
Goalkeeper Steve Mandanda
Defender Lucas Digne
Defender Adil Rami
Defender/Midfielder Eliaquim Mangala
Defender/Midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin
Midfielder Yohan Cabaye
Midfielder Andre-Pierre Gignac
Midfielder N'Golo Kanté
Midfielder/Forward Kingsley Coman
Midfielder/Forward Anthony Martial